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PETA condemns Obama for murdering innocent fly

By Jimmy Orr / June 18, 2009

The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has condemned President Obama's ninja-like killing of a fly earlier this week. It is unlikely however that members of PETA will show up to protest in front of the White House, however.

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A couple days ago we mentioned that we hadn't heard from PETA yet about President Obama's deadly attack on an innocent housefly who set up residence in the White House.

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That doesn't mean they didn't care. They were just slow on the draw. But don't take that as a lack of interest. Oh, they're interested...

Condemnation

Obama's ninja-like moves, which resulted in the murder of said fly on Tuesday, has resulted in harsh condemnation of the president by the animal rights group.

Well, maybe not that harsh. They view Obama's actions as perhaps more of a teachable moment.

"He isn't the Buddha, he's a human being, and human beings have a long way to go before they think before they act," writes Alisa Mullins on the PETA blog.

Gift

To that end, they're sending him a PETA-branded "Katcha Bug Humane Bug Catcher". It allows you to place "the device over the bug and slowly slide its plastic trapdoor shut. The bug will step onto the trapdoor as it closes, and you can carry Katcha Bug outside, where all you need to do is slide the trap door open, allowing the bug to walk away."

Well, that's nice. But the use of this instrument would have resulted in a far less dramatic scene. Obama walked away from the interview looking like Chuck Norris. Who knows how high Obama's approval rating will soar as a result of the tough-on-defense action.

Compassion

Doesn't make any difference to PETA. They believe the president needs to show compassion regardless of high polling numbers.

"We support compassion even for the most curious, smallest and least sympathetic animals," PETA spokesman Bruce Friedrich said. "We believe that people, where they can be compassionate, should be, for all animals."

Until he shows more compassion, will members of PETA show up in giant fly costumes protesting the president? We're guessing probably not.

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